Sunday, January 8, 2012

Caramelized Topping for Breads, Cakes and Ice Cream

Caramelized Topping for Breads, Cakes and Ice Cream

Coffee Cakes and Banana Breads are made all the time in our house and sometimes it is nice to have a little something to change up a recipe, taste and texture to the usual.

SUPER simple and always tasty- 3 ingredients and 3 minutes is all you need.

In a saucepan melt 1/2 c butter.  Add 1 c brown sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon to melted butter.  Constantly stir until a thick caramelized sugar is created.

I have used this to top coffee cake batter and when using it for banana bread, be sure to wait a bit into your baking to add.  I typically bake my banana bread for 70 minutes at 325 degrees, so with about 20 minutes remaining, add the topping.  By waiting, you can be sure that the topping doesn't bake into the bread and it remains the topping you desire.  Also, be sure to cover with foil during the remaining bake time to prevent burning.  

If you find you have a little extra, it is a great ice cream topping as well!

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